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US Senator Rick Scott arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation headed by U.S. Senator Rick Scott arrived in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon (July 7) as part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific region. The Ministry of Foreign Af...

Taiwan sees US trade initiative as vital for defense of its democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Talks in the context of the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade will help reduce Taiwan’s reliance on the Chinese economy and protect its democracy...

U.S. business group calls for 'urgent' Taiwan free trade talks

The United States should "urgently" start talks with Taiwan on a free trade agreement with the aim to present a completed text for passage next year, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiw...

Taiwan top trade envoy still hopes for IPEF membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden cannot become a complete economic group if Taiwan is the only country not included, the gov...

US trade official predicts Taiwan initiative will produce quicker results than IPEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade will produce quicker results than membership of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) because of the two nat...

New Taiwan-U.S. trade initiative to challenge Chinese practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The announcement of the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade poses a challenge to Chinese trade practices, The New York Times reported Wednesday (June 1). Taiwa...

China 'firmly' opposes U.S.-Taiwan trade initiative

China "firmly" opposes a new trade initiative between Taiwan and the United States, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, a plan the government in Taipei says is a recognition of the key p...

U.S., Taiwan to launch trade talks after island excluded from Indo-Pacific group

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The United States will launch new trade talks with Taiwan, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, just days after President Joe Biden launched an economic plan for Asia inten...

US and China present competing visions for the Pacific

US President Joe Biden's inaugural visit to Asia in May was seen as a reminder that Washington's long-term foreign policy goals remain focused on Asia, even as the war in Ukraine currently tak...

Taiwan, US trade representatives meet, prepare for further talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top trade negotiator John Deng (鄧振中) and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi will meet on Wednesday (June 1) for discussions on trade relations bet...

US Senator Duckworth makes surprise visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and her delegation landed in Taiwan on Monday (May 30) as part of a surprise visit that is slated to last until June 1. Unlike her previous...

Analyst calls US president's change in tack on Taiwan 'reassuring'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s apparent divergence from strategic ambiguity is reassuring, Taiwan NextGen Foundation CEO Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) has commented. Chen told...

Taiwan to hold more trade talks with US in coming weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan plan to hold further talks to deepen economic ties in the near future, those familiar with the matter said recently. The discussions will focus on s...

Taiwan optimistic about future Indo-Pacific Economic Framework membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Taiwan’s desire to join U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Wednesd...

The US took an oddly two-faced approach to Taiwan this week

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On March 31, the U.S. and Taiwan held high-level talks “on expanding Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations and in other international fora” is i...